Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : linux vulnerabilities (USN-2235-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

Pinkie Pie discovered a flaw in the Linux kernel's futex subsystem. An
unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of
service (system crash) or gain administrative privileges.
(CVE-2014-3153)

A flaw was discovered in the vhost-net subsystem of the Linux kernel.
Guest OS users could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service
(host OS crash). (CVE-2014-0055)

Sasha Levin reported a bug in the Linux kernel's virtual memory
management subsystem. An unprivileged local user could exploit this
flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2014-3122).

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.3
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 74356 ()

Bugtraq ID: 66441
67162

CVE ID: CVE-2014-0055
CVE-2014-3122
CVE-2014-3153